Note on the recent program.
By paying attention to the outgoing situation, one can see that the recent program of theEFQUEL Innovation Forum 2010 in terms of the keynote speakers good comparable with theEDEN conference because the same organizations (e.g. OUUK) and even the same speakers(Marujah) are announced in the program. Further, there is nothing really new to the lastEFQUEL Forum 2010.Provocative keynote speakers like Muneo or Nnenna in the last years are completely missing.Beside the Twitter backchannel, it has been taken in consideration to use Cloudworks – however, one can see at the recent public consultation, the targeted result could not bereached for several reasons.The different strands in the EFQUEL Innovation Forum are less attractive since they are notallowing multiple participations. Experts have to decide either or, and can’t choose bothoptions.It is on the time to overcome stiff and conservative ideas. A new approach is needed thatcombines the way a conference of the future might look like and base it on EFQUEL’s brand:Dialogue and Inclusiveness.
The garden metaphor
Metaphors with gardens and plants are already used in education, from the territories ofHEXTLEARN till the fertile soil for creativity and innovation that has been used in many pressreleases of EFQUEL so far.The success of the garden metaphor is probably based on the easy understanding of thegardener’s role: He has the overview about the whole environment, enables sustainablegrowing and is nurturing his plants on an individual basis.One can say that the gardens of INA are providing an excellent example for successfullytaking care of plants – but how to use them for the conference? How to enable learningprocesses in a free space?
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